Winter is fast approaching, the days are shorter, night comes swiftly and already we can feel the dreaded chill setting in as office workers reach for their coats before braving the unconditioned outside, evening air.
Generally speaking, most South Africans feel less inspired to travel at this time of the year. Choosing rather to stay home with hot chocolate and Netflix on our famously stormy weekends…As ever, we want to challenge the norm and encourage our fellow South Africans to keep up with our ethos and continue to Explore More, even if that means shorter trips or just evenings out at new establishments. So let’s take a look at how we can achieve that while remaining warm and stylishly dressed with Reebok.[Sidenote: if you want to go ahead and browse what Reebok has to offer without having to visit mall after mall then the perfect place to do that would be on your phone. The good people over at Superbalist make online shopping so easy with their fantastic app and efficient delivery system.]
Experience your own city in a brand new way.
Discovering new places is easy if you’ve never been there. Immediately our eyes are opened and we see life afresh again. Possibility sets in and our minds re-awaken. This is the inevitable “stoke” of travel and exploration. It’s why this website was created and why we feel that at a deeper level, we should never settle and never stop journeying (be that within ourselves or the outside world.)
Below are some ideas to help re-awaken the spirit of exploration we can so easily forget at this time of year.
Even if you’ve lived in your country for a long time, chances are there are still some iconic landmarks that you haven’t visited yet. Make a list of all the famous monuments, buildings, and natural wonders in your country and plan a road trip to visit them.
Every region in our stunning country is likely to have its own unique cuisine. Take a food tour to try out the local delicacies and learn about the culinary history of South Africa
Attend cultural events:
There’s no better way to experience the culture of your country than to attend cultural events. Look for festivals, concerts, and exhibitions that showcase the best of your country’s art, music, and literature.
Visit lesser-known destinations:
While big cities and popular tourist destinations can be fun, consider exploring lesser-known destinations. You might be surprised by the hidden gems you find off the beaten path.
Take a guided tour:
A guided tour can be a great way to learn more about the history and culture of SA. Look for walking tours, bike tours, or even boat tours that offer a unique perspective on your country.
Explore national parks and natural reserves:
South Africa is packed with beautiful natural parks and reserves that you can explore. Take a hiking trip or go camping to get up close and personal with nature.
Pack your bags, get in the car, and hit the road to explore your Mzansi. Plan a route that takes you through different regions, and stop to take in the sights and sounds along the way.
Try adventure activities:
You already know that we have many adventure activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, skiing, or surfing. Try something new and exciting to make your trip memorable